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Health and Safety Information

Health and safety of students abroad are one of our top priorities. You can also read the health and safety advice provided to students in the current Study Abroad Handbook.

Emergencies

In the event of any emergency, the Center for International Education is in close contact with our partners abroad. Depending on the situation, our partners abroad will seek advice from local authorities and the U.S. Consulate or Embassy closest to the program. In case of an emergency situations, students should inform:
  1. First, the Local Program Staff
  2. Second, the UW-Eau Claire Campus Police 71- 836-2222 7:45 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday, and then 715-839-4972 after hours contacts can be made to this number 24 hours a day. You may get an answering machine, however, an officer is alerted as soon as you have left a message. Be sure to leave a phone number you can be reached at and what type of assistance you require.
  3. The Center for International Education 715-836-4411

Health and Safety Resources

US State Department
http://studentsabroad.state.gov/
The U.S. State Department "Student Abroad" site has information on health, emergencies, safe travel tips with special sections for women and LGBT travelers, and voting while abroad. You can stay connected to the U.S. State Department by signing up for their Facebook page and Twitter feed. Please note that the CIE will enrolls all students in the State Department "Smart Traveler Enrollment Program" (STEP).

State Department Travel Advisories (https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html?)

SAFETI Clearing House
http://www.globaled.us/safeti/
The SAFETI (Safety Abroad First – Educational Travel Information) Clearinghouse Project creates and disseminates resources to support study abroad program development and implementation, emphasizing health and safety issues

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov
The CDC has valuable information about health, safety, and vaccinations for international travelers.

Safety Precautions

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire does not operate programs in regions under U.S. State Department Travel Warnings. We discuss specific safety precautions students should take while abroad at orientation and in the Study Abroad Handbook. We also register all students with the U.S. Embassy in the country where they will be studying.

Annual Security Report

You can find information at the link below regarding the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Annual Security Report. http://www.uwec.edu/DOS/policies/yrtk/security.htm